There are a few factors that might explain why your internet connection isn’t as consistently fast as you’d hoped. But there are some things you can do.
Claims the digital divide has been ‘closed’ don’t include the full picture of internet inequality in the United States.
You can measure the speed of your broadband connection, but that’s not the whole story. Your network provider also has to manage factors such as data loss and latency to ensure a smooth connection.
IP addresses serve a similar function to postal addresses. Postal addresses allow our mail to circulate, while IP addresses allow network traffic to move around the internet.
To understand what happened, you need to know what a CDN (content delivery network) is, and how crucial they are to the smooth running of the internet.
You may have video gamers and binge watchers to blame when your internet’s on the blink.
Millions of households are expected to gain access to upgraded internet connections, with speeds of up to one gigabit per second (if you’re willing to pay for the plan).
Your mobile internet bandwidth is shared with others in your area. That’s why many people trying to access the iternet at the same time results in slower speeds.
Instead of going after large corporate networks, which often have multiple defenses, cybercriminals can now simply target people’s home networks.
Telstra and Optus have already made arrangements to support customers with extra, free data during the COVID-19 pandemic. But what is the NBN doing?
Google’s Stadia and Apple Arcade will rattle the gaming world this year. Both aim to solve current limitations, but as user experience improves, issues around connectivity and cost arise.
The end of net neutrality in the US does not mean the rest of the world will follow – and there’s plenty of evidence that demonstrates continued commitment to open access.
Tough action is promised against companies that offer faster internet speeds than they can deliver over the NBN. But it’s up to consumers to monitor and report on any speed issues.
The highly politicised nature of the NBN has led to a lack of transparency that makes it even harder to fix the mess that has been made of this vital national infrastructure.
The MP3 audio file transformed the way we accessed music online. So what does it mean now that licensing and support for the popular format is to end?
ABS figures show that Australia’s appetite for faster broadband is growing apace.